Memorial Day, a.k.a. Decoration Day, May 29, 2016. Remembering the veterans and first responders who have gone before us, we should also be thanking the ones who are still with us, enabling us to live in a free America. Without all of them, and the daily sacrifices they have made and still make, there would be no peace for Christians. Two people have died for me – Jesus Christ and the American soldier.
Do you believe it, or are you like Thomas? After Jesus died, He went the house where some of His disciples were gathering, and was there with them for awhile. Thomas wasn’t there at the time, and he struggled to believe that the man he had followed for 3 years had risen from the dead.
“A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My LORD and my GOD!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of GOD, and that by believing you may have Life in His Name.” – John 20:26-29,31 NIV
Can you say that you have that Peace that only Jesus can provide?